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A smoldering couple celebrates their elopement with a haunting winter shoot

Jilly and Benny had been together for eight years before deciding to elope and rock this pre-elopement photo shoot at a crumbling villa set among a hauntingly beautiful winter backdrop. Jilly, a long-time collector of vintage attire and jewelry, provided the epic fashion, from the lace wedding dress from 1940 to floor-length coats and heels from the 1920s and 30s.

Dark and beautiful details capped off the day with whiskey cocktails, long walks on snowy paths, and candlelight inside the villa. Let's ogle these two gorgeous people and their elopement love…

This wood grain cake is our rustic wedding dream cake

I spied this amazing wood grain cake at the wedding of Jalyn and Andrew at Alderbrook Inn and Resort in Union, WA. They had a rustic forest theme with pine cones, slices of logs, bundled wood place cards, and of course, this cake made to look like wood grain. It as like a fancy camp-out in the woods, all at their fingertips.

Let's have an adventure and take a peek at the cake and other rustic woodsy wedding details…